V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on June 18, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 256b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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R.M.C., Eastern Front

Have learned from Smilga about the revolt in Kustanai and the advance of insurgents on Chelyabinsk.[2] If these are Hungarians and their friends, the crucial moment has come. All efforts must be made to join forces. What are you undertaking? Are you sending an aeroplane? If there is no aviation mixture, probably some could be obtained by putting on extra pressure. Wire me in greater detail.[1]



[1] At the top of the document Lenin added the words: “In the special ‘Soviet’ code, which is known to Sklyansky, Medyantsev, Smilga and Lashevich, but not known to army men in general.”—Ed.

[2] This refers to a revolt in the rear of Kolchak’s army.

The Kustanai partisans who broke through to the Soviet forces were formed into a Communist Regiment which fought the enemies of the revolution to the very end of the Civil War.

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